I was impressed with the wins Sunday night at the Golden Globes. To be honest, I never really put much stock into the awards these organizations give out. Most of the time it is political, and the people who deserve an award for their performance, don’t end up getting one because it is “not their time”. However, I felt that the actors last night deserved their awards. Although I really don’t think anyone truly understands why The Martian was nominated for a comedy. I’m not looking at every film category, but here are my thoughts on the winners, and my opinions of who should have won in a certain category.
BEST MOTION PICTURE- DRAMA
WINNER: THE REVENANT
Extremely happy that The Revenant won Best Picture. This film is a force to be be reckoned with. There is no competition.
BEST MOTION PICTURE- MUSICAL OR COMEDY
WINNER: THE MARTIAN
I’m definitely not the only one who wondered why The Martian was nominated for Best Motion Picture-Comedy. I mean, that was the on going joke the whole evening. The Martian is a great film, but come Oscar time, the Best Picture winner will end up being The Revenant.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE- DRAMA
WINNER: LEONARDO DICAPRIO (THE REVENANT)
It may just be Leo’s year! But before we count out chickens before they hatch, I just want to say that Matt Damon has put up a tough competition with his character in The Martian. But to anyone who has seen The Revenant, we know that the Best Actor Oscar will go to Leo.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE
WINNER: KATE WINSLET (STEVE JOBS)
In my opinion, Kate Winslet was the best thing about the film Steve Jobs. But as much as I wanted her to win, Winslet’s chance of winning was a shot in the dark. Her win is much deserved.
Here are the categories of the night that I wished could have gone to another nominee.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE
WINNER: SYLVESTER STALLONE (CREED)
WHO SHOULD HAVE WON: MARK RYLANCE (BRIDGE OF SPIES)
I was rooting for Mark Rylance in this category. I am truly happy with Sylvester Stallone and his win, but I felt that Rylance’s portrayal as Soviet spy Rudolph Abel, added so much to the film.
BEST DIRECTOR- MOTION PICTURE
WINNER: ALEJANDRO INARRITU (THE REVENANT)
WHO SHOULD HAVE WON: GEORGE MILLER (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD)
Lighting never strikes back to back years for the same filmmaker. So when Alejandro Iñárritu was nominated for Best Director, I thought, what were the odds that he would win again. Although I am ecstatic for Iñárritu’s win, a small part of me wanted George Miller to win for Mad Max: Fury Road. The amount of stunts Miller was able to pull off for the film was unbelievable. However, next to Iñárritu’s cinematic masterpiece, Miller had little to no chance.
WINNER: AARON SORKIN (STEVE JOBS)
WHO SHOULD HAVE WON: QUENTIN TARANTINO (THE HATEFUL EIGHT)
I love Aaron Sorkin and the work he has been able to achieve. But when Steve Jobs came out, I was a little disappointed at the quality of the story. I believe that Sorkin will go on to win the Academy Award, because he’s Aaron Sorkin. But I believe that Quentin Tarantino’s, The Hateful Eight, better exemplified that of an all around great screenplay. Well, better luck next year, Quentin.